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E.H. Wilson Hawthorn*

Crataegus kansuensis 'E.H. Wilson'

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E.H. Wilson Hawthorn (Crataegus kansuensis 'E.H. Wilson') at Alsip Home and Nursery

E.H. Wilson Hawthorn flowers

E.H. Wilson Hawthorn flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A beautiful shrub or small tree for accent use in home landscapes; snowy white flowers in spring, abundant brilliant orange-red fruit in fall and spectacular fall colors; very thorny

Ornamental Features

E.H. Wilson Hawthorn is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers held atop the branches in late spring. The fruits are showy tomato-orange pomes carried in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated lobed leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

E.H. Wilson Hawthorn is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

E.H. Wilson Hawthorn is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

E.H. Wilson Hawthorn will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Screening 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features